Leadership can be summed up in one word – influence. It is the ability to influence another to go a certain direction in thought or action. Your influence (leadership) will be seen in your example. I Timothy 4:12 says you are to lead by example. It says in this verse to “…be thou an example of the believers in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” The Bible states that your example is viewed in your speech and lifestyle, demonstrated with love and empowered by the Spirit of God, lived out by believing God to be true at His Word and your actions above reproach. Review the example you have provided to those in your sphere of influence in the last 48 hours. What kind of example did you provide and where did that example lead others? Think about the words you exchanged with your spouse, children, and friends. Recall the lifestyle you modeled for your co-workers, neighbors, or even those you didn’t know were watching you. You may need to be honest before God and man (II Cor. 8:21) this week to provide leadership that makes a difference of eternal gains. A strong leader…a Biblical leader…admits wrong. Such a confession will lead you to restoration for excellent leadership. This repentant heart will also lead others to the greatest example of all time – Jesus Christ. Be thou an example of the believer… I’ll be looking for you this Sunday! Faithful & Forward in 2014!
Living one step at a time,
Pastor Gary Holloway